This program focuses on energy efficient “green” science and technology of aquaponics, and the important principles of biosecurity, controlled environment soil-less agriculture. This multimedia classroom and hands-on greenhouse training is a step-by-step, start-up introduction to backyard and farm market sized commercial aquaponics. The course is a standard operating procedure (SOP) based training in energy efficient, a bell siphon system distributed by Maui Menehune Mini Aquaponics and a biosecure, greenhouse based, deep raft water system by Nelson and Pade Inc., Clear Flow System™. Click here to view the brochure.
Susan Miller is the project director of Hawaii Aquaponics Workforce Maui. Miller has been on the University of Hawaii College of Education, Center on Disability Studies faculty for 14 years at the Manoa campus.
Jennifer Jacobs is a fish health specialist, holds degrees in field biology at Friends University in Kansas. In pursuit of a master’s degree, studying fish health under the direction of Dr. Andrew Goodwin, she’s pending a MS degree in aquaculture/fisheries at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Michelle LeJeune is a nursery manager, crop researcher and a field technician. In 2007, she earned her B.S. degree at University of Oregon with a specialized focus in sustainable integrated agricultural systems.
*Some training funds may be available through Maui Workforce Development (808) 984-2091.
**Grant funded; based on income and experience. Funded by the State Energy Strategic Partnership (SESP).